ASHER, Sandy. (Sandra Fenichel Asher). American, b. 1942. Genres: Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Plays/Screenplays, Children's nonfiction, Writing/Journalism, Young adult non-fiction, Picture/board books. Career: Author and playwright. WFIU-Radio, Bloomington, IN, scriptwriter, 1963-64; Ball Associates (advertising agency), Philadelphia, PA, copywriter, 1964; Spectator, Bloomington, drama critic, 1966-67; Drury University, Springfield, MO, instructor in creative writing, 1978-85, writer in residence, 1985-2003; Institute of Children's Literature, instructor, 1986-96. Instructor in creative writing for children's summer programs, 1981-. Speaker at conferences, workshops, and schools. Publications: NOVELS: Summer Begins, 1980 in US as Summer Smith Begins, 1986; Daughters of the Law, 1980 in UK as Friends and Sisters, 1982; Just Like Jenny, 1982; Things Are Seldom What They Seem, 1983; Missing Pieces, 1984; Teddy Teabury's Fabulous Fact, 1985; Everything Is Not Enough, 1987, in Germany as Sunnyboy und Aschenputtel, 1990; Teddy Teabury's Peanutty Problems, 1987; Best Friends Get Better, 1989; Mary-in-the-Middle, 1990; Pat's Promise, 1990; Can David Do It?, 1991; Out of Here: A Senior Class Yearbook, 1993. PLAYS (as Sandra Fenichel Asher): The Ballad of Two Who Flew, 1976; Witling and the Stone Princess, 1979; Dover's Domain, 1980; The Insulting Princess, 1988; The Mermaid's Tale, 1988; A Song of Sixpence, 1988; Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes, 1989; A Woman Called Truth, 1989; The Wise Men of Chelm, 1991; All on a Saturday Morning, 1992; Blind Dating, 1992; Perfect, 1992; Sunday, Sunday, 1994; Dancing with Strangers, 1994; Once, in the Time of Trolls, 1995; Across the Plains: The Journey of the Palace Wagon Family, 1997; Emma, 1997; The Wolf and Its Shadows, 1999; I Will Sing Life, 1999; Little Women, 2001; Blackbirds and Dragons, Mermaids and Mice, 2003; Somebody Catch My Homework, 2004; Romeo and Juliet Together (and Alive!) at Last, 2004; In the Garden of the Selfish Giant, 2004. OTHER: The Great American Peanut Book, 1977; Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Helping Young Writers Begin, 1987; Wild Words! How to Train Them to Tell Stories, 1989; Princess Bee and the Royal Good-night Story (picture book), 1990; But That's Another Story, 1996; With All My Heart, with All My Mind, 1999; Stella's Dancing Days (picture book), 2001; Discovering Cultures: China, 2002; Discovering Cultures: Mexico, 2002; (with J. Robinette and K. Brown) 125 Original Audition Monologues, 2003; On Her Way, 2004; Why Rabbit's Nose Twitches, 2004; Too Many Frogs!, 2005. Contributor of stories, poetry, and plays to anthologies. Contributor of stories, poetry, and articles to books and magazines.